Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicBay of Bengal

Topic: Bay of Bengal

Depression in Bay of Bengal to develop into cyclonic storm Yaas by Monday, says IMD

State governments as well as the Centre are preparing for cyclone Yaas that will bring winds with a speed ranging 155-165 kmph and gusting to 185 kmph.

What Cyclone Tauktae tells us about Arabian Sea & why the coast is seeing more severe cyclones

Warmer waters of Bay of Bengal are typically more prone to cyclones than cooler Arabian Sea. But there is now a visibly increasing trend of more frequent, intense storms on west coast.

Cyclone Amphan intensifies into severe storm over the Bay of Bengal: IMD

It is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Sagar Islands in West Bengal & Hatiya islands in Bangladesh between afternoon & evening of 20 May.

India, Singapore & Thailand navy exercise is Delhi’s chance to one-up China in Bay of Bengal 

Countering China may be harder than India imagines. For one thing, regional countries aren’t willing to support any Indian moves to balance China in the Bay. 

Indian Navy commissions ‘Sea Eagles’ squadron to expand surveillance in eastern sea board

The Indian Naval Air Squadron 313 has been tasked to patrol the Indian Ocean Region and strengthen the Navy's presence in the Bay of Bengal and the southern region.

Cyclone Phethai hits Andhra coast today, heavy rain forecast in Bengal and Odisha

Cyclone Phethai disrupted trains and flights along the northern Andhra coast as it made landfall.  Amaravati/Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Phethai' made landfall in East Godavari district of...

Cyclone Titli intensifies into severe cyclonic storm

Titli has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast.

Finally, a summit where Modi govt made no meaningless, empty promises

Modi govt was talking big about BIMSTEC, but nobody bothered to look at how that long and ugly acronym looked in practice.

Monsoon rain may decline by 45% in long term, shows climate model made by Indian scientists

Patterns of low pressure systems over Bay of Bengal will slowly reduce in intensity and frequency, Indian researchers from 5 institutes have found.

Another setback for Indian missile programme, snag hits quick reaction missile test again

QRSAM tested at Balasore rolled uncontrollably, fell into the Bay of Bengal Monday. This is at least the second failure for the missile in four tests.

On Camera

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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